Governor Hochul signs legislation to promote job opportunities in NYS

Governor Kathy Hochul on Aug 9, 2022 signed legislation that will increase public awareness on job opportunities in New York State. Legislation (A.8458A/S.6803A) will authorize the New York State Department of Labor to develop a public awareness campaign that will promote the New York State Job Bank. The New York State Job Bank is an online resource maintained by the NYSDOL to connect job seekers with over 250,000 jobs across all industries. 

“New Yorkers have a world-class tool at their fingertips to connect talented job seekers to meaningful employment, and thanks to the bill sponsors, this legislation will help us spread the word,” Governor Hochul said. “I encourage businesses who haven’t used the New York State Job Bank to join the hundreds of other employers who have listed their jobs to be seen by tens of thousands of candidates.” 

Legislation (A.8458A/S.6803A) will authorize the New York State Department of Labor to create a public awareness campaign that will promote the New York State Job Bank, which will better connect job searchers with hiring employers. The public awareness campaign will be made available through a variety of outlets, including internet, radio, billboards, and more. It will also require NYSDOL to provide the Governor and Legislature with a report on action steps taken during the campaign and needs identified for future public awareness campaigns. This latest initiative complements NYSDOL’s ongoing effort to help New Yorkers find careers that they love, including continuous outreach via social media, newsletters, and direct email/text messaging to job seekers statewide. 

By visiting the Job Bank website, New Yorkers can browse more than 250,000 open jobs by location, job title, and company name. Additional job search and career development tools are designed to help individuals plan their future, organize their job search, develop resumes, and explore careers. 

Businesses of all sizes are encouraged to utilize this free online service to list available positions, which will be seen by tens of thousands of highly qualified New York job seekers. 

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